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7 Things that were helpful to me in my job search/unemployment

I realize that my “How to get 9 interviews in 4 days” post may not have been the most helpful to job seekers, since I think it may have been a bit of a fluke and good timing. But I … Continue reading

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How to make a great first impression with a job candidate: part 2

As you read in my last post, I’ve been getting contacted by a lot of recruiters about potential jobs. Some of the recruiters are good, some of them… aren’t. This is part two of what happened with the recruiter I’m … Continue reading

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A telephonic invasion. I’m planning my escape…

Little (maybe) known fact about me: I don’t want to be glued to my phone. Until recently, the only sound I had set up on it was for a phone call. (I just turned on a sound for emails and … Continue reading

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Things are gonna change; I can feel it.

I’ve been job searching off and on for the past four months. I’ve done the daily rounds of checking various job boards, applying to a few jobs here and there through annoying online systems, and emailing cover letters and resumes … Continue reading

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Inbox Vigilance

Shortly before I left my last job, my company switched from corporate Gmail to Outlook for its email. I was really upset about it, and even (sort-of jokingly) said that I might quit over it (and when I was laid … Continue reading

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A lesson in SEO…

Wow. In my blogging class, we talked about Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and how it can be a great way to drive traffic to your blog. It’s all about using certain words that people frequently type into search engines, so … Continue reading

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Using Twitter for evil- or documenting an old man’s thoughts?

A few days ago, I read an article about an unusual Twitter account called “@OldManSearch.” Someone who is likely trying to piggyback off of the success of @ShitMyDadSays created a Twitter account for his 81-year-old father. But he didn’t explain … Continue reading

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The one where Proflowers makes it right

In case you missed it last week, Andy and I had some issues with a Valentine’s Day flower order [cliffs notes version: I knew Andy had ordered flowers for me, and was expecting them all day, but they never showed … Continue reading

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How Proflowers SHOULD have handled the Valentine’s Day backlash

So, the flowers never showed up. There wasn’t any attempt to try to deliver them again on Wednesday. Andy called customer service and was told that his order had been “rejected.” They didn’t say if it was rejected by the … Continue reading

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Getting a “Social” life

I recently read Malcolm Gladwell’s book “Outliers.” I had read about half of it when I was given a free autographed copy at a conference a few years ago, but was quickly distracted by a David Sedaris book (or five….). … Continue reading

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